10 Skincare Products Celebs Cannot Live Without (From $6)
1. Blake Lively’s Go-To SPF: CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Face Lotion, $15
Sunscreen is the most important anti-aging product in your skincare regimen, and Blake Lively knows it! To keep her skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays, Blake knows she doesn’t need to splurge on a $300 SPF and instead uses a derm fave, the CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Face Lotion.
The sunscreen is formulated with zinc and titanium oxide to provide UVA and UVB protection, which is complemented with three essential ceramides to hydrate and strengthen the skin. It’s also oil, fragrance, and paraben-free so it’s suitable for all skin types… Blake knows what’s up!
2. Beyoncés Nighttime Essential: Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $7
Beyoncé doesn’t appear to be aging at the same rate as us the rest of us, so whenever she spills the deets of her beauty routine, we add the aforementioned product to our cart faster than you can say flawless…
Beyoncé told Elle that she uses the Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $7, in her nighttime routine, explaining “I go to bed looking totally greasy. It’s not all glamour all the time.” The “greasy” residue is, in fact, a protective barrier that allows the flow of excess oxygen and fluid, creating an ideal healing environment. It’s a miracle-worker for dry, or chapped skin – we carry one with us, at all times!
Beyoncé isn’t the only A-lister to use the ointment, Meghan Markle and Selena Gomez stash it in their beauty bags and have their own set of hacks for this drugstore formula. For more details, read our full review.
3. Margot Robbie and Priyanka Chopra’s Red-Carpet Essential: 111 SKIN Bio-Cellulose Facial Mask, $25 and Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment, $25
In an interview with Vogue UK, Margot revealed, “One brand I’m obsessed with right now is 111SKIN, which my make-up artist Patti Dubroff got me hooked on. They have these sheet masks, they’re made out of a jelly sort of stuff and the serum they’re soaked in is so good. So when we’re getting ready for an event she’ll put one of those on while she’s doing my hair.”
Priyanka Chopra, who is also a client of legendary MUA Patti Dubroff, loves to use the Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment, $25 while she’s in the glam chair. Priyanka insists, “It’s the first thing that goes on my face before any make-up, and it makes anything I put on after look flawless.”
4. Zendaya’s Hydrating Staple: Mario Badescu Oil-Free Moisturizer, $28
The world’s obsessed with multi-tasking beauty products, including Zendaya who reportedly uses the Mario Badescu SPF and moisturizing hybrid to keep her skin hydrated and most importantly, sun-protected.
Zendaya loves the simple formula, explaining “It protects [my skin] against sun damage, and it doesn’t clog my pores.” The lightweight, oil-free moisturizer formulated with detoxifying antioxidant green tea is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin. The moisturizer also boasts aloe vera to hydrate while soothing any inflammation.
5. Meghan Markle’s Glow Enhancer: TATCHA Rice Enzyme Powder, $65
It’s rare that we get a glimpse into the coveted-life of Meghan Markle, so when we heard about her go-to skincare product, we were all ears. In an early interview, Meghan told Allure “I really love the TATCHA Rice Enzyme Powder,” explaining “It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation.”
The Rice Polish is, in fact, a beauty-lover and celebrity staple – Kim Kardashian also relies on the formula to create a smooth, makeup-ready canvas – thanks to the gentle yet powerful ingredient list. The water-activated exfoliant is infused with Japanese rice enzymes that gently buff away dull, dead skin while promoting healthy skin turnover to refine skin texture. It also contains a trio of anti-aging superfoods to help boost radiance, leaving you with a youthful glow.
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6. Selena Gomez’s Dark Circle Secret: First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff and Smooth, $36
According to Selena, “If you get dark circles, this is the sh*t!” She told Into The Gloss, “I’ll put it on… It feels all good and cold, go have a coffee and that’s the bomb.” We totally agree. The three-in-one treatment instantly reduces morning puffiness: the cold-to-touch applicator helps reduce swelling while the formula, which features caffeine and licorice root extracts, brightens and hydrates the undereye. To maximize the cooling effect, store your eye cream in the fridge: it’s the best wake up call for your skin!
7. J.Lo Daily Face Cream: Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, $45
J.Lo’s skincare secrets are the most highly sought after in the industry – for good reason! And while most people assume that her routine consists of expensive formulas, she revealed that her go-to moisturizer can actually be purchased in Whole Foods! In an interview with Andy Cohen, she was asked about the $1000 face cream, which her ex-husband Chris Rudd claimed she used daily. However, she corrected Andy confirming she uses Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream, $45, and has done for 10 years.
8. Khloe Kardashian and Karlie Kloss’s French Pharmacy Find: Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion, $33
Ever since we started using the Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion, $33, our skin feels soft, smooth, and well-hydrated, so we can seriously vouch for Khloe Kardashian on this one!
Plus, she’s not the only celebrity to support the french pharmacy favorite. Karlie Kloss also relies on Embroilysse, although she uses it as a base for an ultra-hydrating DIY. Karlie told Into The Gloss “I like taking a basic cream, like Embryolisse, and mixing in a drop of the Decléor Neroli Serum, $64, or a Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil, $96. Especially, in the winter, my skin gets really dry so I do whatever I can to moisturize.”
9. Cara Delivigne Drugstore Moisturizer: Nivea Crème, $6
When Cara was asked what beauty product she’d take to a desert island, she replied the Nivea Crème, $6. And we understand why, the drugstore formula is a savior for dry skin as it’s formulated with hydrators like lanolin and glycerin, which help draw in moisture to the skin. It also contains panthenol to soothe and reduce redness. It’s simple yet seriously effective.
10. Rosie Huntington Whitely’s Industry Secret: iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum, $94
Whenever we see Rosie, in person or on social media, her skin looks flawless, which she insists is down to her consistent skincare regimen; “Before applying make-up, I want to make sure my skin is really moisturized.” Her skincare product of choice? The iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum, $94, which is infused with healing antioxidant Centella Asiatica as well as vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, kojic acid, and menthol. The brand is a favorite amongst Hollywood’s Elite – Sophia Turner praises the iS Clinical Cream Cleanser, $45, as one of her must-have skincare products.
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